Contributed by NJHottie24:
It seems that there is not a bit of friendship between Sony Music and Mariah Carey, even when just a few weeks ago Sony announced that Mariah included non-Sony tracks in the contractual obligation album “The Remixes.”
The compilation album was supposed to hit stores in United States on October 14 but hundreds of fans have reported that they can’t buy the album because there is not an album to buy; Sony Music failed to ship enough copies.
I talked to a manager of a Wal-Mart store in Arizona, where the album is not on sale yet. He was very confused because he knows Mariah’s career. “Mariah’s albums have sold out every time she releases something new. Sony didn’t ship any copies, at least for this Wal-Mart.”
Some other potential buyers e-mailed me asking about the album. All I could answer is that the album is supposed to be on sale now. In many cities in the United States the album is selling out but don’t get excited yet, there were few copies. Some buyers got their money back in stores such as K-Mart, Wal-Mart and online stores.
Did Sony music sabotage the album in the US? Even when we all already know the album was going to be something special for fans and collectors, it really surprises us how bad this album can do. “The Remixes” really had a potential to sell higher sales than “Greatest Hits” – the album was fresh and featured new stuff, as well as a new Mariah.
“The Remixes” is long-waited in several countries,and in the United Kingdom the album reached higher positions than “Charmbracelet.”
What it is important to understand is that this album is great because of Mariah’s music, the album is for fans, it contains music that can be really hard to find for people from other countries. If this album flops in US, it is because of Sony Music and it doesn’t really effect Mariah’s career or Mariah herself, who is currently writing for a new album that is supposed to sound late next year.